— Sauce, at 78 Rivington has opened LES Pizza, a walk-up window, offering after-hours eats when its sit-down sibling closes at 11 p.m. Look for thin-crust pizza with an emphasis on toppings. Though owner Adam Elzer is especially proud of the plain slice ($16 for a whole plain pie), the menu lists options you’d find in a pasta bowl on a pizza, like rigatoni with meatballs, or sausage and broccoli pizza. Elzer and Shane Covey bought Sauce from Frank Prisinzano last year.
— Keste Pizza & Vino (77 Fulton St.) did not open on Thursday, the 5,000 square-foot restaurant and pizza school. When Eater NY visited on opening day, owner Roberto Caporuscio was greeting potential customers at the door, telling them he had to push the opening to next week.
— The same goes for Zia Esterina (112 Mulberry St.) opening in Little Italy, the highly anticipated spot from Gino Sorbillo of Naples. Eater NY’s Robert Sietsema popped by and said the owners also told him the opening is pushed to this coming week.